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def·er·ent 1

 (dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
Showing deference; deferential.

def·er·ent 2

 (dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
1. Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
2. Serving or adapted to carry or transport.

[Middle English defferent, from Latin dēferēns, dēferent-, present participle of dēferre, to carry away; see defer2.]
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another word for deferential


(Physiology) (esp of a bodily nerve, vessel, or duct) conveying an impulse, fluid, etc, outwards, down, or away; efferent
(Astronomy) astronomy (in the Ptolemaic system) a circle centred on the earth around which the centre of the epicycle was thought to move
[C17: from Latin dēferre; see defer2]
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Adj.1.deferent - showing deference
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"
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a. deferente, hacia afuera.
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